Google employees petition SF Pride to oust company from parade

CNET | 6/26/2019 | Erin Carson
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Google employees have signed a petition about the company's sponsorship of San Francisco Pride festivities.

Google employees don't want Google sponsoring San Fransisco Pride festivities.

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In a letter and petition to the board of directors of San Fransisco Pride, posted to Medium Wednesday, a group of Google employees said the company hasn't improved its policies when it comes to the treatment of "LGBTQ+ persons, the depiction of LGBTQ+ persons, and harassment and hate speech directed at LGBTQ+ persons, on YouTube and other Google products."

As such, letting Google sponsor Pride would be painting the company in "a rainbow veneer of support," the employees said in the letter. They asked the Pride board to revoke Google's sponsorship of Pride 2019 and exclude it from the San Francisco Pride Parade on June 30.

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"Google has marched in the San Francisco Pride Parade for more than a decade and we are excited to continue the tradition this weekend. We are grateful for SF Pride's partnership and leadership," a Google spokesperson said in a...
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